Most digital cameras these days come with high definition recording capabilities, and even the compact models are able to deliver decent quality videos without breaking the bank. Of course, if you want to take video recording over to the next level, there is always the TS3 Cine from Fastec Imaging, where it will deliver high definition recording capability into your hands albeit in super slow motion – we’re talking about a DSLR-sized camera that offers 720p resolution at 720 frames per second (fps), but if quality isn’t at the top of your list, you can always drop some pixels in the process to increase the fps rate to a whopping 20,000 – now that’s super duper slow motion!
The TS3 Cine isn’t too hefty since it measures 227mm x 113mm x 88 mm and tips the scales at 3.96 pounds. Sporting a rather generous 7″ LCD display with on-screen menus located to the rear, the TS3 Cine can also opt to be operated remotely via Gigabit Ethernet thanks to a standard web browser on either a PC or Mac for added flexibility. With up to 256GB of internal storage thanks to a SSD, it will deliver long-haul shooting capabilities with plenty of space before you need to offload captured content to computer.
The camera is also capable of delivering 500 fps at the maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels, while hitting the aforementioned 20,000 fps at the lowest resolution of 160 x 86 pixels. Touted to deliver up to three hours of battery life on a full charge, other hardware options include HMDI-out, USB 2.0 and media card connectivity, and the ability for images to be recorded as BMP, TIFF, Cinema DNG (RAW), or JPG and video as AVI.
The price to pay? A heart-attack inducing $29,900 with 128GB SSD.